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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Not a big fan of Bogas ect hanging off stuff Fruity so hence the shelf in the top of the console.

No harm done Warren, things like that happen sometimes. :lol:
Nice to catch up again anyway!

Thanks for the offer Matt but I have to draw the line somewhere.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

One of those 24 inch Simrads would look good on that console


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Any more progress Johnny?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Great post, keep up the good work

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Back from holidays so back into it this week. The casting deck is up next.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

hows' that boat looking John ?


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

More more more.

Awesome to watch the progress.

I’ve been watching these blokes build wood/fibreglass boat on facey (bowdidge designs) it’s pretty cool to see the build from timber frames to on the waters boats all made by average joes in their garages.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Hi All,
Finally got back at it yesterday and today, had intended to get into it earlier but work got in the way. :evil:

Finally made a start on the deck and it's coming along nicely, the following photos probably don't look like much but there is a huge amount of work that has went in in the last couple of days.

The longitudinal stringers to provide adequate support for eskies and dry storage gear went in first yesterday and then the bulkheads went in today.

Storage configuration is one large and two small hatches in the first compartment for an esky and two tackle storage bins, the idea being that the bins under the small hatches will be removable with spare bins to quickly switch between Barra/inshore and offshore trips without having to unpack/pack a tackle tray at a time. The second compartment will be one large hatch primarily for overnighter dry storage of swags, clothes ect. but no doubt will be the place other blokes gigantic Plano boxes get stowed to get them off the deck on day trips. :roll: The third and final compartment will be anchor storage with hopefully if I can design it right, a small pop up hatch/housing assembly on a gas strut cantilever to one side with a 9 inch Lowrance touch installed in the housing, the idea being that it can be down and out of the way when not in use and not getting wet when on the move and pops up when you need it.

Cheers, :drinking1:

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Looking sweet John 8)

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

john are you going to put a wrap on the boat or keep it plain alloy ? Also are you running carpet , seadek or something else for the flooring ?


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Fitzy,
I'm painting the inner combings, gunnel edges, console and transom for ease of cleaning and then wrapping it in a cheap plain wrap.

I'm running carpet for ease of use and fast install although the casting deck will be padded with 10mm EVA under the carpet. I padded my last one and it's in the must have catergory now as far as I'm concerned. 8) I considered Seadeck however it is very expensive, you still have to paint beforehand so you effectively do two jobs rather than one and its' life expectancy is around that of carpet or less as it is prone to tearing. But yes it does look the goods no doubt about that.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Have you looked at the Comcork Aquadeck product ? My mate has it in his Ocean Master and it is bl..dy hard wearing . It is an Australian made product and 70% cork so its pretty comfortable under foot


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The Comcork is very expensive too mate, $800 + $220 freight for the amount I need

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Sucker for punishment - another boat build.....

Hi All,

Slow going with this weather at the moment but the deck plates for the casting deck and the hatch gutters are now fitted and ready to be welded in. Not my favourite job. :banghead: Measure, cut, test, adjust, repeat...... :lol:

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